BMI returns to the beautiful Pacific Ocean campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). All tracks of BMI are held on the UCSB Campus which is in Goleta, California, a town adjacent to Santa Barbara.

BMI opens on Sunday, August 4 at the UCSB University Center (UCEN) with registration (4:00-7:00 p.m.), a First-Time Attendee Orientation (5:30-6:30 p.m.), and an opening reception and buffet dinner (6:30-8:00 p.m.).

All BMI classroom and general sessions are held on the UCSB Campus, Monday-Thursday.

  • Track 1: University Center Corwin West
  • Track 2: University Center Corwin East
  • Track 3: Loma Pelona Conference Room 1108
  • Track 4: Loma Pelona Conference Room 1100
  • General Sessions: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Monday evening’s dinner event (5:45-7:45 p.m.) will be at Goleta State Beach, a 25-minute walk from the heart of the campus.

Wednesday evening’s Fiesta Night (6:00-8:45 p.m.) will be at the seaside Las Encinas Quad on campus.

UCSB is a smoke free campus: Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco or unregulated nicotine products (such as electronic cigarettes) is prohibited on and within UCSB managed property. UCSB managed property includes all UCSB facilities, owned or leased, both indoor and outdoor. The sale or distribution of tobacco and unregulated nicotine products on or within UCSB managed property is also prohibited.

Participants have the option of UCSB campus housing or hotel accommodations in the vicinity of UCSB. All housing is to be arranged directly with the hotels or campus housing.

UCSB Campus Housing Reservations are Open

Stay in campus residence hall on the beautiful seaside campus of UCSB. Residing on campus provides unmatched convenience and comfort. Accommodations are available in Manzanita Village Residence Hall on a first come, first served basis; early reservations are highly recommended. Campus housing pricing varies per single/double occupancy and the number of nights reserved ($367-$691). If you have problems or questions, please contact or call (805) 893-6028.

Register for Housing

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are also available at area hotels. Participants staying off campus are responsible for their own method of getting to and from campus for classes and special events. WACUBO has arranged for room blocks at three hotels close to campus, but not walking distance. These room blocks will be held until July 1, but may be fully booked by an earlier date. Don't delay in booking your accommodations.

All rates are subject to taxes and you should inquire if any other fees apply, such as a resort fee, early departure charges, cancellation deadlines, etc. Please advise the following hotels that you are with WACUBO-BMI when making the reservation.

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
$188 Sunday-Thursday nights
$250 Friday-Saturday nights

Kimpton: Goodland
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
$199 Sunday-Wednesday nights, plus $15 Good Life Fee
Rooms can be booked online

Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA
$279 Friday-Saturday nights (Aug 2-3)
$239 Sunday-Thursday nights (Aug 4-8)
$259 Friday night (Aug 9)

Other Hotel Options

Reminder: the UCSB Campus is actually adjacent to the small town of Goleta.

General questions about BMI, contact Yvette at, 626.449.4356 or Pam at, 626.449.4356.

Online registration questions or issues for BMI, contact Amy at or 202.861.2556.